A PIONEER IN the retirement sector, Patrick Wilde AM has delivered enormous benefits for the Central Coast since taking the reins of the property development business his father founded in 1952. This is the story of how a solicitor had the vision to transform vacant land holdings into successful commercial ventures that feed a host of benefits back into the community.
What began as a decision driven by strict planning laws in the early 80’s has since become a legacy of which the property developer and Chairman of the Henry Kendall Group is immensely proud. And the pioneering didn’t end with the introduction of resort style retirement villages. Wilde has also successfully developed a number of commercial, industrial, retail and medical projects including the development of the Kanwal Medical Complex adjacent to Wyong Hospital, a joint venture with fellow Central Coast property developer, Kevin Gregory.
That project brought new doctors and specialists to Wyong, which in turn facilitated the growth of the hospital from 50 beds in 1989 to the busy 300-bed hospital it is today. In his latest venture, Wilde is leading the charge to generate teleworking opportunities with the establishment of state-of-the-art Smart Work Hubs on the Central Coast and beyond.